Trial of Minnesota police officer in Daunte Wright shooting nears close

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(Refiles to fix word ‘officer’ in headline) By Nathan Layne (Reuters) – Kimberly Potter, the former Minnesota police officer on trial for killing Daunte Wright, acted recklessly and with “culpable negligence” in mistaking her handgun for her Taser, a prosecutor said in closing arguments on Monday, while the defense argued the young Black man caused his own death by resisting arrest. Erin Eldridge, assistant Minnesota Attorney General, walked the jury through Potter’s extensive training during her 26-year career as a police officer in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center, arguing it made h…

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